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“It was crazy, when I reeled it in the shad would try and spawn with it,” said Fred Roumbanis, who finished fifth using a swimbait of his design. The choice was the 6-inch Optimum Boom Boom Rigged Swimbait. The inline hardware kept the head rigid at the nose to impart a panic action. “I pulled the split ring tight, took one of the trebles and poked it into the belly,” he added. Slow rolling the bait did the trick.
Photo: Garrick Dixon